(12 contact hours) Nutrition is a major determinant of health as well as a factor in many common chronic diseases. In this certificate program, you'll gain an understanding the role food and water play in health, and see how making appropriate changes in one's diet can have powerful effects on health throughout life.
You'll examine how the burden of chronic diseases is rapidly increasing worldwide as traditional, largely plant-based diets are being replaced by high-fat, energy-dense diets with a substantial content of animal-based foods.
You'll also explore the relationship between nutrition and disease. Consumers and health-care providers alike must understand this relationship so they can choose quality foods that support optimal health.
This certificate addresses these issues and more and provides a solid foundation of for both health care professionals and those wishing to enter the fields of nutrition, health promotion, and lifestyle and wellness coaching.
The Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion certificate program offers a multidisciplinary educational experience. Your certificate in Nutrition, Chronic Disease, and Health Promotion will distinguish you as a knowledgeable, skilled, and committed professional. This program will:
• enhance your professional marketability;
• build your skills and competencies;
• fulfill continuing education requirements for many professionals